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Persistent Systems Revenue Crosses Rs 1,000 Crore; Annual Growth of 28.9% in Revenues and 46.8% in EBIDTA

(April 23, 2012)

PUNE, INDIA and SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/12 -- Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT), the leader in outsourced software product development (OPD) services, today announced the Company's audited financial results for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2012, as approved by the Board of Directors.

Consolidated Financial Highlights for the Quarter ended March 31, 2012:

  • Revenue was US$ 54.20 Million, representing a Y-o-Y growth of 15.3%, and Q-o-Q growth of 4.9%.
  • Revenue was Rs 2,706.24 Million, representing Y-o-Y growth of 27.2%, and Q-o-Q growth of 1.1%.
  • EBIDTA was Rs 773.32 Million, representing a Y-o-Y growth of 103.04%, and Q-o-Q growth of 11.09%.
  • Profit Before Tax (PBT) was Rs 552.50 Million, representing a Y-o-Y growth of 58.6%.
  • Profit After Tax (PAT) was Rs 412.17 Million, as against Rs 331.35 Million Y-o-Y, and Rs 405.84 Million Q-o-Q.

Consolidated Financial Highlights for the FY 2011-12:

  • Revenue crosses Rs 1,000 Crore.
  • Revenue was Rs 10,003.11 Million as against Rs 7,758.41 Million for previous year 2010-11, representing a growth of 28.9%.
  • Revenue was US$ 207.39 Million as against US$ 170.23 Million for previous year 2010-11, representing a growth of 21.8%.
  • EBIDTA was Rs 2,324.03 Million as against Rs 1,583.05 Million for previous year 2010-11, representing a growth of 46.8%.
  • Profit Before Tax (PBT) was Rs 1,968.68 Million, as against Rs 1,503.52 Million for previous year 2010-11, representing an increase of 30.9%.
  • Profit After Tax (PAT) was Rs 1,417.80 Million, as against Rs 1,397.36 Million for previous year 2010-11. Increased PAT is significant on the backdrop of rise in the effective tax rate from 8% to 28%.

The Board of Directors at its meeting concluded on April 22, 2012, recommended a final dividend of Rs 2.50 per share for FY 2011-12. The payment of final dividend is subject to the approval of the shareholders at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. The Company had paid an interim dividend of Rs 3.50 per share during FY 2011-12. The total dividend for the year would be Rs 6.00 per share upon approval of the shareholders for the payment of final dividend.

Executive Commentary:
Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems, said, "We are delighted with our results for FY12, as we crossed Rs 1,000 Crores in spite of the challenging global environment. During the year, we have seen customer validation of our strategy as we continue to focus on fundamentals and make investments in key technology areas such as cloud, collaboration, analytics and mobility. We strengthened our domain focus in telecommunications with the acquisition of the location business from Openwave Technologies. In the life sciences space, we bolstered our domain expertise with the acquisition of Agilent's France based team that has expertise in analytical instruments. Further, we also made investments in personalized medicine with Life Technologies."

Dr. Deshpande further added, "We witnessed FY12 as an important year of global expansion as we established development centres in Grenoble, France and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and invested in supporting research in cloud computing and life sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana."

Key Quarter Highlights:

  • Acquired Openwave System's Location Manager Business.
  • Expanded company footprint in Malaysia by setting up an engineering centre.
  • Announced the launch of strategic solutions around email and social media analytics with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights.
  • Completed the construction activities of the state-of-art development centre at Hinjawadi, Pune.
  • Completed the process of amalgamation of two wholly owned subsidiaries Persistent eBusiness Solutions Limited and Persistent Systems and Solutions Limited with Persistent Systems Limited.
  • Awarded the 'CFO100 Roll of Honor' to Mr. Rajesh Ghonasgi by CFO India magazine, category - Winning Edge in Corporate Governance / Financial Control.
  • Emerged as Top 3 (Finalist) in the Best employer, Best Legal Team and Best Use of Technology by Legal Team categories and Mr. Vivek Sadhale, Company Secretary and Head - Legal, was nominated in the General Counsel of the Year category, at the Ideas Exchange' Legal Counsel Congress and Awards India 2012.

Key Annual Highlights:

About Persistent Systems:
Established in 1990, Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT) is a global company specializing in software product development services. For more than two decades, Persistent has been an innovation partner for the world's largest technology brands, leading enterprises and pioneering start-ups. With a global team of 6,600+ employees, Persistent has 350+ customers spread across North America, Europe, and Asia. Today, Persistent focuses on developing best-in-class solutions in four key next-generation technology areas: Cloud Computing, Mobility, Analytics and Collaboration, for telecommunications, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, banking & financial services and healthcare verticals. For more information, please visit:

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